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Announcements 
 
CHEF ALLYSON FEATURED ON MORNING TV
Goodwin House Dining Services had a busy and exciting day on Tuesday, October 15. Our amazing Executive Chef Allyson Lara was featured on a cooking demonstration on FOX 5's Good Day DC. Click 
this link to watch the Transformation Tuesday: Feeding your body and brain segment. We also had a great team behind the scenes which included both Executive Sous-Chef Nina and Sous-Chef Samuel Darlo.
 
HELP AVAILABLE ON MEDICARE PART D

Medicare plans can make changes every year to the list and cost of drugs covered (known as "formulary") by Medicare’s Part D Prescription Drug Plans. During open enrollment you can review various prescription drug plans and select the one is best for you, given the specific drugs that you need to take. The Health Committee will have two representatives from the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) who are certified Medicare counselors at GHBC to meet with interested residents.

On Friday, October 25, you can have a 45-minute confidential, private appointment with a VICAP counselor to review options, so that you can decide whether to stay with your current plan OR change to one that is cheaper. You will need to bring a complete list of your prescriptions as well as your Medicare card.

Sign ups will start Tuesday, October 15, in the Resident Business Center.  NOTE: This program is for GHBC residents who do not have health insurance coverage through a prior employer. You do NOT need this counseling session if you have a Medicare Advantage program (such as Kaiser) or if you have a health and drug insurance through a military, teacher/educator, or a city, state, or Federal program.

WANTED: CANDIDATES FOR RESIDENT COUNCIL

Election season for the 2020 GHBC Resident Council opens this week, with a month-long nomination period for candidates for the seven "at-large" vacancies and for the single seat reserved for a resident of the third floor. The nomination period closes Friday, November 15. The election is open to all residents, who may nominate consenting residents or themselves. Anyone seeking nomination must fill out a nomination form.

Nomination forms and a description of the election process were distributed to all residents in their mailboxes over the weekend. Additional copies of the nomination form are available in the Resident Business Center. Two signatures are required on every nominating form – one from the candidate and the other from a sponsor. Completed nomination forms should be placed in the white box outside the Resident Business Center.

GET READY TO SAY THANKS BY GIVING

The Employee Gift Fund Campaign is just around the corner! The annual Kick-Off, featuring Hank Lewis and his Jefferson Street String Band, will take place on Friday, November 1, at 4:00 p.m. in the Rotunda. The annual Celebration and distribution of checks to employees, featuring thank-you presentations from many departments and a special video of residents (you or someone you know just might be in it!), will take place in the Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6.

The Employee Gift Fund is our one chance, as GHBC residents, to show our deep appreciation by giving checks to the wonderful employees who do things for us all year long. Experience the joy of giving by donating generously and then sit back and enjoy the fun. For more information on the Employee Gift Fund, click HERE.

VOLUNTEER IN KNOLL GARDEN
A volunteer day is planned to get the Knoll Garden in shape for winter. The garden is maintained by Goodwin House residents who serve on the Grounds Committee, but we are inviting volunteers from within GHBC to help with weeding invasive plants, some replanting, and applying mulch. Any amount of time you can give to the cause, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, will be greatly appreciated. Bring your garden gloves and hand tools if you still have them; otherwise, there are tools available in our garden shed for your use. Refreshments will be furnished and Grounds Committee members will be present to help guide you. Rain date is October 26, same time.
 

LEARN TO USE THE BISTRO KIOSK THIS WEEK
Dining Services is adding a self-service kiosk in the Bistro for takeout orders only. The website team will provide training (no actual orders) October 14-18, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. The self-service kiosk will open for resident takeout orders on Monday, October 21, at 11:00 a.m. The kiosk is an additional service; the registers and telephone takeout orders will be available as usual.

What you need to know about the self-service kiosk: Takeout orders only. No soup or salad bar orders or items from the display case. Meal card required to scan (the same card you use at registers). No guest coupons. Order pickup in the Lounge.

SPIRITUAL LIFE HELP NEEDED
Could you spare a few hours to assist with one of the many services and spiritual life group meetings across our community? Wheelchair transportation, candle filling, altar set up/clean up, notifications, you name it! All assistance is graciously welcomed from residents, staff, family members, Priority Club and GH at Home members. Contact Chaplain Theresa Brion at ext. 7224 or tbrion@goodwinhouse.org.

GET CONNECTED
Are you wondering how to find out what is going on at GHBC? Click on HERE to find information about the Resident Website, West Winds, other GHBC publications, and community meetings you will want to attend.

FREQUENTLY CALLED SUPPORT SERVICES AT GHBC, Click HERE

COUNCIL BUSINESS & COMMUNITY MEETING MINUTES: Click HERE

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